Scum, the epitome of the worst of the worst. The kind of scum that cannot only validate their own lives through others. Just like him. The type of scum that doesn't deserve...to live.
Cruel, and Abusive Brother, Sadistic Torturer.
Media of Origin:
Magical Girl Site
Kaname Asagiri is a major antagonist of the psychological horror magical girl manga, Magical Girl Site along with its anime adaption of the same name, as the secondary antagonist. He is introduced as a cruel and abusive brother of Aya Asagiri, the manga's main protagonist. He does things like verbally torturing Aya as a stress relief in order to get away from his father's so-called "expectations" from his studies and is proud of it.
He's a rip off of Light Yagami from Death Note, Shinji Mato from the Fate series, and Lelouch Vi Brittania from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, R2, Akito The Exiled and the sequel movie, Lelouch of the Re;surrection, who also have pretty childish motivations.
He is like a generic "over-the-top" villain, who is just a cliched "cruel, remorseless jerk", and even a laughing sadist who is hysterical and arrogant to prove his superiority.
His nature is also too similar to Azula, Zuko's younger sinister sister from Avatar: The Last Airbender, who both hide their sinister motives and prove they are more powerful than ever. They are both siblings that enjoy messing around with their own siblings who are weak as well.
He is also extremely annoying when it comes to creeping and luring Aya to help him relieve his stress and keep her of trouble from his father's "expected" education.
He mostly is just to be a jab for fanboys of Lelouch Vi Britannia and Light Yagami.
Despite being the major antagonist, he does absolutely nothing but just wants to torture Aya in pain and getting vengeance on his father and his abuse to solve his problem.
There is no proper reason for him to be an abusive scumbag as (mentioned below) and exists to be the reason why Aya was one of the most misfortunate girl in this world and how her life was miserable with bullying at school and his beatings at home.
He doesn't feel like an actual magical girl villain (in which clowns can fit with the genre) and feels more like a Batman villain that deserves to be taken to a mental institution that makes the Joker look like an amateur.
The Joker is supposed to be an egotiscal criminal who considers humanity is nothing than one bad day ahead. He maybe a laughing lunatic, but he is meant to be an intimidating archenemy of Batman.
The Riddler is a mastermind who proves very smart on riddles and puzzles to get away scot-free.
Unlike them, Kaname is nothing more than a personality of a Gray Stu who beats up his sister whenever she goes somewhere to get away from his father's pressuring over studying. He cares hysterically over watching Aya in pain and is proud of it, making him a nobody with no sympathy.
He is beyond remorseless, and uncaring, which makes Vector from Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal, the Fixer, and Natalie Stack from Holy Terror, Professor Nakabachi from Steins Gate, Professor Alfred Drevis from Mad Father (who looks just like him like a young man than middle aged), Shiro Onijima from Pupa, and even Jae Galhwa from The Devil's Boy being as remorseless idiots.
His blue hair color in the anime version is a straight up rip-off of Shinpei Sakamoto from My First Girlfriend Is a Gal.
He is like a prototype version of Billy Hargrove from Stranger Things, who both abuse their sisters, but there is a difference that Billy has a stepsister, who is aware of that, while Kaname has an adopted sister.
Also, his behavior looks too similar to Timmy Turner's sinister babysitter, Vicky, from The Fairly Odd Parents, who tried to hide their real personalities a secret.
He sadistically punches, kicks pull her hair, kicks her and chokes Aya in pain as an outlet for stress relief due to their father's "expectations". The primary reason why he's torturing Aya for the fun of it just because his father pushed him too hard over the academic perfection for his studies, education and grades to take him to Tokyo University. But, if he fails, his father would beat him and yell at him if he doesn't succeed, seriously.
He acts nothing more like a one-dimensional creep than Aya's classmate and bully, Sarina Shizukume and her friends (Erika Kajima, Ai Kawano, and Shota Arai).
He with Sarina and her friends are the sole reason why Aya was one of the most misfortunate girls in the world.
HYPOCRISY: Since being beaten by his father left Kaname to be consumed by hatred from him and considers all humans as "scums" and full of "brainless meatbags",seriously. He even described them as an epitome of their worst from their worst that only validates their own lives through others like his father, who Kaname thinks about him as a "type of scum" that doesn't deserve to live. Thus making him less of an unsympathetic antagonist and a one-dimensional Mean Popular Boy.
But of course, just thinks he's not human and maybe a god trapped in his human body. He is like a misanthropic-monologuing saint towards his cruelty to Aya and hatred towards his father. Even his monologuing gets really old as fast as it gets on your nerve.
Speaking of his father and verbal abuse towards the way he hits him because of said studying, Kaname described him as a real scum to him because he would be disgraceful in his life for not getting into Tokyo University. He believed that his father forces his ideals zealously onto Kaname so that he won't tread the same path that he did. Calling his father, "the king of losers", who has no interest on Aya as a worthless kid and a brat who lives a carefree life that would piss him off.
Despite being unlikable, Kaname gets more screen time in both the manga and the anime and he doesn't get punished for his actions in the rest of the entire story.
Since being a complex sadist and a cruel torturer, Kaname thinks that his father would never hit someone like him and wants to see his abusive father in pain, despite the external performance of being his "father's boy" who "is on top of his grades and needs to be taken to college". Making his motives not as sympathetic. Plus, Kaname doesn't even bother to tell her mother about his father so that he can get over with it.
He is a creep, but one-dimensional. Just to only stalk Aya, because of his abusive father. Worst is that, he never gets punished in public, only when he's captured by Detective Kichiro Misumi and forced to study in mind-control by his father using Nijimi's panties.
His motivations were to just use Aya as his stress slave, steal Nijimi's panties to control Nijimi then, choke Asahi, forcing her to stab Kiyoharu, using Nijimi to steal the magic sticks, and nothing else. Even when his goals don't make little to no sense when Kaname explained his reasoning about his father. In this, he wants to steal all the magic sticks and nothing else, making his plans very meaningless and just as his childish motivations.
He is very rubbish than his father but is barely shown to stalk Aya, creepily. Then he just suddenly changes from doing the wrong thing for the right reasons to just randomly turning evil despite him having no build-up, along with character development or any motivation for his actions whatsoever, since we already learned that Kaname was abused by his father. Also, his plans shifts from relieving his stress into something dumber and never makes any sense where he wants to steal magic sticks and nothing else.
He becomes even more unlikeable when he killed Nijimi in self-defense, and shows no remorse for it.
When Nijimi slits his throat with a shattered bottle, he starts crawling, and monologues about how he is not going to lose against Aya and the girls, but thinks God is always on my side since he was born, and never abandoned him before, not once thus proves he is the chosen one, a god himself.
Aya tries telling Kaname to open his eyes so nobody will be happy even if he keeps doing this and she questions what is the point of doing all of this and making everyone sad. Kaname doesn't care about her for disobeying him and seems like Aya doesn't have enough from him, once he proceeds to continue having Aya as a stress reliever.
He is very prone to mental outbursts and sadistic tendencies due to his father's beatings, but wished his father is dead to him:
After his father died of the lifespan while he was using Nijimi's panties, he beat his father for all the pain he caused him and tries to take the panties for himself until Aya teleport it away (so he won't do anything bad). In the hospital after his father truly died, Kaname feels like he over his father's death and taunts Aya that Kaname's father wasn't her actual father. After all this time, Kaname thinks Aya really had no idea that she and Kaname weren't related to each other, no matter how neither he or his father ever treated you like a family and thought it's "hilarious".
Since he showed no remorse over his father's death, Kaname guessed his mother who did very sincerely as a good parent to Aya. But, thinks God knows what goes through her mother's mind when she even feels love for his father.
He is honestly no better in the second half of the manga after he was able to escape from Kichiro Misumi's house and taken to the hospital.
He told the investigators about what happen to Misumi, but covered all the incidents that happen to him (in reality, he slit Misumi's throat and nearly killed him along with his burning house), making him a pathetic liar.
He later joins one of the site admins, Nana, who tells her all about the Magical Girl Site and Tempest.
In response, after his abusive father died using Nijimi's panties, he thought he could finally start living his own life and considers everything "sucks".
As Aya tried to leave, but Kaname taunts her again about not being his real family and Tsuyuno Yatsumura's demise nor her friends, but tells her much of how Nana is using him for something that would destroy the King.
He doesn't care if he's a liar, evil or have any remorse since Aya wanted him to realize all the cruel things he's done and wanted him to be happy. As much as he's like it or not, Kaname feels very "sorry" for killing Nijimi and can't have Aya just have that one slide.
He is still unlikeable when he joins Aya and her group to stop the site admins that's because he is only unheroic. Since so, Kaname is still useless and is unable to use a magic stick since Aya took his lifespan from him to stop him from using magic sticks.
Lots of IDIOT MOVES:
After being hospitalized, confronted by fellow Site Admin, Nana, and had to go home, Kaname tried to warn his father about the Site Admins attacking. However, his father punches him, ignorantly, just ecause he wanted Kaname to continue studying by using Nijimi's panties.
In a battle against the King, He used a teddy bear magic stick to destroy her. However, it doesn't work when she revealed that he lost his manhood when he was tortured by Detective Kichiro Misumi.
He expected readers and viewers to ever "sympathize" with Kaname since he was abused by his father, but the fact he only wanted to use Aya to help him relieve his stress, stealing magic sticks, and nothing else. But, comes across as a laughing, sociopathic maniac who likes to have "good fun" as a torturer.
His cruelty towards Aya and her friends makes him even more crueler, sadistic and mean-spirited just like Sarina, his sister's bully.
But, He can be compared to the King of Ancient Humanity (the main villainess of Magical Girl Site), her Site Administrator, along with Sarina and her friends. To keep in mind, they like Kaname and Sarina with her friends, are SUPPOSED to be taken in an evil and twisted sense. For that, he is more than an average torturer that likes to have "good fun" torturing people with Sarina and her friends being loathsome jerks who like to beat up people that are weak and miserable in their lives..
He is often voiced by non other than Nobuhiko Okamoto who voiced Katsuki Bakugo from My Hero Academia, who unintentionally has a disgusting, yet sociopathic whiny voice in anime history. But feels more like if Katsuki was even more unlikeable and evil. Even his scream in episode 9 of the anime adaption is very obnoxious and hysterically loud.
Being abused from why he tortured Aya from his abusive father for not having high efforts for his studies was well-explained, but could have done better if he gets over with it.
Being kidnapped, sodomized and tortured by Detective Kichiro Misumi was well-deserving as a comeuppance for all the abuse he did to Aya, despite being pointless.
He did have little character development.
Since being sadistic and cruel, he is better off a coward and a poor fighter compared to Keisuke Naoto.
His voice acting is good despite it comes off as annoying and unsettling.
His character design is handsome and well-made.
Kaname beating up his father's corpse is sometimes satisfying for all the abuse he did to him despite being generic.
When Aya took his lifespan from him in a way to keep him away from using magic sticks, Kaname realizes by his sister that she was protecting him from his abusive father and his grueling training for gifted students. Aya knows this when he lamented inside his room for failing his father, and thus led Kaname to use Aya as a stress relief to solve his problem. If Aya's disappears, he will torn the family apart, if he endures this.
He does help Aya and the magical girls defeat the King and her remaining Site Admins, and then used Nijimi's panties by casting Aya back to the past so that she would not be misfortunate again and prevent people from despair.
He became better in the final chapter, since he became a more thoughtful and genuinely kind boy as he got over his father's high expectations and verbal abuse with beatings. As such Kaname even went to the beach with his former torturer, Kichiro, Aya and her friends as well, which means that his relationship with his adopted sister started to improve.
He is an epitome of how NOT to endure your pressure during studying.
He is presumed to be the most evilest of Magical Girl Site unlike the King and the Site Administrators and also along with Erika Kajima, probably.
Kaname can be compared with Light Yagami, the main protagonist villain of the Shōnen Jump manga/anime series, Death Note.
Both have god-complex to themselves and manipulate people that trust them and try getting away scot- free
Both are supposed to very unlikeable egotists that wanted to be worshipped as gods.
Theres a difference that Light is a savior who wants to rid the world of crime and injustice by protecting innocent people from enduring punishment, while Kaname is delusional hypocrite who wants to spread his hatred on the human race and hopes they suffer his own stress in order to get away from his father's grueling educating studies for "gifted" students.
There's a reason that Kaname is different to Light, only because he became a sadistic torturer because his father was abusive just like him, pressuring him to study hard in a way to have his scores very perfect when he accepts going to college while Light is a egotist who wants people like criminals, terrorists, and etc. to be punished or die from their cause.
Both go too far as murderers by killing people who thinks their actions are wrong or remorselessly evil.
Even so, Light often cares about the sense of peace and justice by using the Death Note to write people's names and they die as well, often to the point of willing to kill his family members if they are liable, making him a much more of a crazy serial killer just like Kaname's.
Speaking of Kaname's, he cares more of watching Aya and others in pain and is willing to only kill his father, who is much of a domestic abuser just like him and pushed him into studying so hard for that.
Both their sadism and murderous nature makes them even more unsympathetic, like when Light used the Death Note to kill Naomi Misora into committing suicide similar to Kaname using Nijimi's panties to threaten Keisuke Naoto to commit suicide from using his kitchen knife to kill him for smittening Nijimi.
Both characterizations are portrayed as being delusional, sadistic, and murderous god-wannabes, as the series progresses. They often even really cared or even sympathized about their fathers' deaths (even Kaname did not even care about his own father, who often abuses him and made his life a living hell).
Both do a good job concealing their true nature and don't get punished for their actions, whatsoever.
There's even a difference that Kaname has a dysfunctional family where his father never cared about them, while Light does not somehow.
Unlike Light who is far less evil, Kaname himself is extremely a sociopath being a victim of his father's beatings and considers Aya and other girls as harmless weaklings.
Kaname can also be compared with Jae Galhwa from web manhwa The Devil's Boy.
Both are sadistic torturers that are cruel and ruthless who enjoy beating up people that are weaker.
Both have abusive fathers who are just greedy educators pressuring them so hard.
They are often unsympathetic and nobodies.
They get away from their actions scot-free.
There's a difference that Jae Galhwa is a delinquent/bully who's disciplining father pushes him into studying lessons and keeps his mother and friends away because of it, while Kaname is a torturer and a humanitarian who gets pushed too hard from studying by his father.
There's even difference that Jae Galhwa often has friends and treats them poorly, while Kaname lacks any friends.